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Clear Plastic Retainer in Virginia Beach, VA

Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser offer clear plastic retainers to older teens and adults living in and around Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Virginia’s eastern shore who want a less-noticeable retainer following braces.

What are Clear Plastic Retainers?

Clear plastic retainers are similar to Invisalign® aligner trays and designed to keep newly straightened teeth in place. Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser use Essix® retainers for older teens and adults who do not want to wear a noticeable retainer. These retainers give patients the ability to eat what they want and maintain proper oral hygiene with brushing and flossing.

How Do Clear Plastic Retainers Work?

Clear plastic retainers are made of a durable plastic that is virtually unnoticeable. They are custom-made using digital scanners or impressions of the teeth to fit teeth perfectly. When worn, they keep newly straightened teeth in place so that the teeth can become secure. Essix® should be worn eight to 12 hours daily except when eating, brushing, and flossing until the orthodontists allow patients to wear them only at night.

Can Anyone Wear Clear Plastic Retainers?

Clear plastic retainers are designed for people who do not require any movement with their teeth. They are also better for older teens and adults who are responsible enough to keep up with them and remember to wear them.

How Do I Care for My Essix® Retainer?

The best way to care for your clear plastic retainer is to keep it in the container provided to you when you are not wearing it. This prevents any issues with it as well as losing it. To keep it clean, take a minute to brush it gently with toothpaste and rinse it with cool water as you are brushing your teeth.

How Much Do Clear Plastic Retainers Cost in Virginia Beach?

Clear plastic retainers are part of the orthodontic plan and do not involve any additional cost over the cost of treatment. We go over the cost in detail during a complimentary consultation with one of the orthodontists in addition to our financing and payment options. We also work with our patients to determine if their dental insurance includes any coverage for orthodontics in order to reduce out-of-pocket expenses.

People who do not want to wear a visible retainer may want to consider a clear plastic retainer following braces. Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser provide older teens and adults living in and around Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Virginia’s eastern shore with an Essix® retainer if they want to avoid a noticeable retainer. Contact us to learn more.